Israela Margalit
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Television, Screen Writer

“A first-rate production”
Variety International


TELEVISION

The Well-Tempered Bach with Peter Ustinov
A two-hour PBS Special, produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Television, Deutsche Welle, Transtel.
Prime time Emmy nomination.

Celebrating Haydn with Sir Peter Ustinov
A two-hour PBS Special. Produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting , Wisconsin Public Television, EuroArts, SAT 3, ORF, and Transtel.
Gold Medal, the New York Film and Television Festival.
National Education Association Media Award.

The Mozart Mystique with Sir Peter Ustinov
A two-hour PBS Special, produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting , Wisconsin Public Television,  SAT 3, Deutsche Welle, Transtel.
National Education Association Media Award.

The Immortal Beethoven with Peter Ustinov
A two-hour PBS Special, produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting , Wisconsin Public Television, Deutsche Welle, Transtel. 

“Part biography, part performance, and part career analysis, (it’s) a
first-rate production.”
(The Mozart Mystique)
Variety International

“An intriguing portrait. Perhaps the real star is Israela Margalit, who wrote the fresh, provocative script, and offers jolts of genuine Beethovenian spirit in her performance.”
(The Immortal Beethoven)
USA Today

“Mozart had his due with Amadeus. Now it’s Beethoven’s turn to get his due. (A) superb bio narrated by Peter Ustinov at his classiest and written by Israela Margalit, one of the many musicians who add just the right amount of wonderful music to these two hours.”
(The Immortal Beethoven)
People Magazine

“A superlative rich script by Israela Margalit”
(The Immortal Beethoven)
The Washington Post

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Classic Changes from Rubinsten to Shostakovich to Schnittke
A one-hour television special, produced by Moonlight Productions
and Music and More, Inc.
Finalist The Long Island Film festival.

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Beethoven, the Prodigy, the Titan
A one-hour television special, produced by Arts & Entertainment.
Selected for permanent display at the New York Museum of Broadcasting.
“We regard (this program) among the very cream of the Arts & Entertainment crop.”
Curtis Davis, Vice-President, Programming, Arts & Entertainment

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Clara
A one-hour drama special, produced by ZDF.
Selected as one of the ten best television programs of the year by
Bild und Funk. 

“A wonderful gift for music lovers. Exceptional artistic talent.
Her playing is impressive.”
Bild Und Funk

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Crossroads

 6 short plays by Israela Margalit about love, pain, and hope.

Directed by John Martin Green and Israela Margalit.

Streamed on YouTube and Eventbrite, 2020.

Semifinalist, IndieX Film Fest, LA, Best Short Film 2021

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SCREENPLAYS

Film festivals, awards 2021

Best Screenplay – feature New York Film Awards Festival (What Kind of Woman)

Best Thriller Screenplay Festigious Film Festival, LA (Calling Card)

Honorary Mention Best Screenplays FilmCon Festival, LA (Night Blooming Jasmine)

Finalist Best Screenplay, drama, Vancouver Independent Film Festival, (Night Blooming Jasmine)

Semifinalist: Florida Script Challenge, Best Drama Feature, Screenplays (Jasmine, based on her play)

Semifinalist: LA Film Awards (LAFA), Best Thriller Screenplay, (Calling Card)

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Film Festivals Official Selection, 2021

For What Kind of Woman, A screenplay based on her play

New York Film Awards

Berlin Independent Art Film

Toronto Women Film Festival

FEEDBACK Female Film Festival (FFFF) 

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For Night Blooming Jasmine, A screenplay based on her play:

FilmCon Awards, LA

Vancouver Independent Film Festival

Florida Script Challenge

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For Calling Card, An original screenplay, a thriller

Los Angeles Film Awards LAFTA

Festigious Los Angeles

Thriller/Suspence Festival

Santa Monica Shorts

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For Sex Today, Love Tomorrow, A TV comedy series pilot, based on her plays 3 O’clock in Brooklyn and Rendezvous, written together with James Harmon Brown

Toronto Indie Shorts Festival

Cannes International Cinema Festival

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